27.03.2009 4 °C
After breakfast we left around 11:30 in a bit of a snow flurry much to the amusement of the onlookers!
The road out of Homyel took us past some nice wide open flat plains interspersed with big forested areas and the roads were all pretty good. Lots of salt/grit on the road should the temperature drop, but it was up to around 5 degrees in the middle of the day and the sun was threatening to appear.
We had lunch at a small Belarussian canteen where the soup was tasty, warming and very cheap too. The sun had come out as we left and it's always much more pleasant riding in the sunshine.
Our hotels and visas for Belarus have been coordinated by the very helpful Daria and co at the Belarus tour service who have made our time in Belarus considerably smoother than it would otherwise have been and we followed her directions into Minsk today as well as her advice ("don't hurry, we have strict police so be good") passing lots of colurfully painted buildings and houses, stopping at the Hotel Orbita arriving just after half five which has got to be a record for us arriving somewhere. It was still light! We were met by the lovely Daria, checked-in quickly and were given the gen on Minsk.
Just having a relaxing beer before tidying up to go and see the town.
236 miles today takes us over the 10k mark to 10012 m total (16019 km).